Thursday, May 31, 2018


I wondered whether putting this tea bowl right at the edge of the firebox was a good idea.  At some point during a stoke it was knocked into the firebox where I found it after unloading, lying on the grates.  Amazingly, after having great hunks of wood tossed onto it, it rings clear!  Not a crack.  Now I have a new matcha bowl!

At Last - March firing in May!

Illness delayed the firing but here are the pots, at last.

Yellow ash glaze over white slip on iron rich clay.

 Shino glaze over white slip on iron rich clay.

Baker with slip and ash glaze on dark clay.

Yellow ash glaze with Indian fabric stamps.

New satin glaze.

Blue Ash glaze on white stoneware.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pots in Progress

The March firing is slowly coming together.  Here are a few pots in progress.  High iron clay with thick white slip.  They'll mostly be glazed with a yellow ash glaze.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Tea Bowls

I was asked by a customer for photos of tea bowls, little pot portraits, so thought I'd share them here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

At Last!

The fire ban was finally lifted on the 23rd of September and we fired on the 24th!
Here are a few pieces from that firing.  Next one will be in about 3 weeks.

Ash glazed bowl with my sister's peppers.

Ash glazed bowl with rope texture and slip.

Ash glazed vase.

Unomi with ash glaze over slip.

Shino over thick slip.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

All Dressed Up and No Place To Go

With a state of emergency declared and an extreme fire risk we are on hold.  Hoping for rain but none in the forecast.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Pots from the November Firing

Here are a few pots from the last firing.  Now I get a break until January!  All the best for the holiday season!

Front stack, lots of ash glaze.
Ash glazed bowl

Red shino faceted bowl

Temmoku pouring bowl with stamping

Ash glazed nesting bowls

Temmoku basket 

Ash glazed mug

Ash glazed paddled bowl